Jock, Crouching and Higgo’s Podcast – Round 15

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We are well and truly into the run home folks. Certainly no time to take the foot off the gas. It is the Fantasy Football coach who can knuckle down in the dead of winter and maintain his/her concentration that will present themselves in best shape come finals time.

No point being a January champion if you’re not prepared to dig into the trenches. The time of the champion is now. Carp a demon. Seize today.

Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy Community lynch pins The Crouching One, Peter ‘Higgo’ Higginbotham and I discuss the best value Supercoach and Dreamteam selections in the lead up to round 15. There are disagreements, moments where my emotions get the better of me – a bloody cauldron of debate, emotion and genius all rolled into another 35 odd minutes of mastery.

Jock Reynolds.


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Carrazzo's be this week will be!!!!?


41 be


Talk about locking a bloody bloke in


G'day Jock,

Who would you say i should pick Carazzo or Enright or other?

Trying to build up my defence! Only 5 trades left should i lay of trades or not?

Adam Kneale

get carrazo


Carazzo easy


Carazzos cheaper and averages roughly the same, probably the better pick


hey jock

what are your thoughts on colin sylvia and chris judd as POD's. With everyone buying the same old players i feel its time to bring in a bit of individuality.

Adam Kneale

Newman or fisher??

and elliot on field or taylor adams??


elliot is too expensive

Adam Kneale

i already have them both. i mean for on my field




204 this week scoring 2462 fairly happy!


Trade out Giles + J.Redden (on bench) for Campbell (on bench) + Ryder? Leaving me with 5 trades left? Or leave Giles + Kruezer as my rucks for now and save my trades.


Not worth two trades on your rucks.

Giles and Kreuzer are averaging 176 per week.

Ryder and Kreuzer are averaging 197 per week.

With out knowing you team structure for the sake of 20 points per week you are better holding off.

Kreuzer and Giles are in the same boat that is sinking fast.


WHAT A TERRIBLE BLOODY WEEK!!!!!!! in 3 of my 5 leagues i was playing the top of the ladder and based on projected scores, should have won each by 400-500. but instead i scored 1995, lost all 3 and now struggling to keep my top 4 spots! had terrible scores from goddard 81, waters 86, 66, ablett(c) 87, ebert 76, giles 73, dangerfield 86, harvey 78 and cloke 49. GRRRRRR!!!!


Good morning Jock,

Enjoy the pod cast whilst cracking a six pack or two.

Tip(sy) for the week!

Ryan O'Keefe is a must even though he is currently overpriced. Has a career average of 100+ against all the next six opponents and can go huge on occasions.


Great round.Can someone suggest a good replacement to T.DUDD from GWS,For around the same price.Thanks

Adam Kneale

chris yarran


Thanks Gents



needs help

Carpe diem – seize the day…I think that's what you meant jock haha.


Chrissy Newman or Carrazzo as final lock in defence? thoughts community?


im torn on the same question, or save money and a trade and swap ellis for yarran, dunno if i can trust yarran though.


carazzo easy…………

newman to inconsistent for my liking.

Paddy B

Lads….. I have the money to trade chapman for Beams and leave me with 5 trades… do i do it ??


whats the rest of your forward line look like?

Paddy B


Franklin (haw)


higgins (WB)

Martin (Rich)

pfieffer (PA)

EMG (hampton,Hall)


id keep chappy and upgrade pfieffer, i wouldnt be doing sideways trades with a rook in your 7

Paddy B

Not enough $$$ Any other sound options to bolster forward line


how much cash you got?


Goodes will be cheap as next week


Want carrazzo have $263,400 in the bank and 6 trades

Def- delid, h shaw, r shaw , b lake , c dempsey, m Johnson, Scotland,

Bench s shaw, b Ellis

Also have Goddard in midfield ,

Who to trade ???

Paddy B

trade Lake…..


Cheers for you Input paddy ,

it's a tuff call,

Adam Kneale

i rekon dempsey


dempsey? not a chance! get rid of R Shaw, he has a high break even and has been average outside of his 2 good games.

Without knowing your mids though, I would trade R Shaw, swap Goddard to back and trade in a premium midfielder. They just get more points than defenders… (though carazzo is still bloody cheap!)


Thanks mick my mids are







Bench- old mac , Croizer


r shaw. Dempsey will rise, lake maybe…

I agree that Judd may also be a good option in place for Goddard subbing into your def.

should score well from here on in.

though goddard is out for two weeks… So go Carazzo.


Can't sleep lads, what to do carrots would be good but for who

Backs – delid, r shaw, h shaw, lake, Scotland , m Johnson, Dempsey, – s shaw, b Ellis

Mids- swan, priddis, Judd, Mitchell, Boyd, Goddard, – j mac, h croizer

Ruck- Giles, hale – redden, Josh Jenkins

Fwds- buddy,porpoise, danger, chappy, zorko, side bottom, okeefe -pfeiffer, pattison,

$263,400 and 6 trades

Jock and Boys any ideas ?? Ps ( I know my ruck is pretty average )


hi clint,

since you have 6 trades left, what about goddard to carrazzo then giles to cox/maric/nicnat. goddard set to miss 2 weeks and has high BE. otherwise, you can get prem rucks with that amount of money Backline keep as is for rest of season, midfield need someone instead of goddard, pendles or ablett would be good, forward line need pfeiffer to become a cloke or riewoldt ie someone who is a smokey and can score big. with 6 trade left, i wouldn't be loosing sleep unless not in the top 8 in league


What about Juddy at $466,500 proven supercoach gun. He should get over 100 for the rest of the season.


not against collingwood..


I agree with Crouching. Avoid Sylvia at all costs.

Lions Den

Fisher, Carrazzo or Newman?


Not sure about Delollio's JS. Looks alright, and will make some cash, but Davey and Monfries to come back into the team.


His JS is non-existent without injuries/suspension


A few weeks ago, I asked If I should keep or drop the old champ, Lenny Hayes. On your advice I hung on to big fella. Thanks to that, I beat my mate and formally undefeated ladder leader Chris (2223 – 2058) I'm now making a big push for the top 4 🙂 Big thanks to you Jock, Higgo and Crouching (not to forget, Slipper!) Keep up the amazing work! 🙂

Lions Den

My league has 5 players on 8-4 and separated by 5% I'm in that group, I am pushing for a top 4 spot, 2 up for grabs. Do I save my 4 trades or burn them.



Save them. You'll need them.


G'day fellas need help with my team

Trades Left : 5

Bank: 89 000

Defenders: Deledio, Goddard, Lake, RShaw, Dempsey, Hargrave, SShaw (Ellis, Smedts)

Midfielders: Ablett, Watson, Pendlebury, JSelwood, Priddis, Sewell ( Williams, Gibson)

Forwards: Franklin, Dangerfield, Tippett, Cloke, DMartin, SMotlop, Zorko (AHall, ABlack)

Should i make these trades?

Out: Ellis, Stephenson

In: Enright, TCampbell

Also i really want to lose motlop and giles.


R Shaw – Carrazzo

I would hold off on stephenson trade unless you're desperate to win the next few games.

Goodes will be cheap next week, possibly trade motlop for him. (might need to do that stephenson trade though to free up some $)


Where can I get a Carp a Demon T Shirt?


I dunno, but after a weekend of boozing and pizza it was more like 'crap a demon' than anything i've ever witnessed…. Sieze the bidet… I say.


What is the general consensu on Travis Cloke? Trade out?

Tomy gun

G'day community like most this week I got screwd by cloke shaw Ablett Ebert giles dangerfeild

What do u guys think about Johnson from freo in the backline would open up smedts swing I have 8 trades n 300 k and desperately need to win to keep track of top 4


With 8 trades, it wouldn't be a bad move at all.


M. Johstone Freo is a very shrewd move unless you haven't got Delids, Scotland or Goddard (I think you need maybe two of these) At this Stage of the game do you need a Def /Fwd swing?

Smedts a much better Fwd then Def. and Jonno is a much better Def then Fwd.

How is your backline ?

Tomy gun

Backline is Goddard delidio scotland enright darely (spur bowman

Midfield is Kennedy Ablett swan Ebert priddis j sell wood (gibson adams

Ruck is giles big o Campbell and redden

Foward is buddy side bottom dangerfeild martin cloke pfeiffer zaharakis (smedts crozier

What's your thoughs on where I can improove please help community


Is it possible (affordable) for you to sun 5fa into your mid then trade him for Carazzo.

(Goddard suspended for two weeks so you can bench goddard for carazzo in your mids for a fortnight)

and also get Johnson in your back line. The swing is good if you need coverage in your fwd/back line through injury.

this gives you good insurance leading up to finals.


How much cash do you have?

you need to upgrade Big o or redden.


You should have at least one premium ruck! Your mad.. That would be my priority..


Back line is looking the goods mate with Johnson you are on fire back there, However you need a premium Ruck , Dog dog, Cox, etc etc

H.Shaw .overpriced expect to loose 30K massive BE of 169 use money to buy Carrazo or Johno, then buy Ruck with 300K and change.

Just my opinion mate , I hope this helps you out.

Tomy gun

Thanks for the help guys I'm pretty certin I'm gonna trade out spur whos not playing and upgrade to johnson then next weekt trade out one of my cash cows like Adams giles or pheiffer for a premium ruck.

Thanks for all the help blokes


O'Keefe or pavlich to finish fwds? Currently got buddy, chapman, taylor walker, Martin, dangerfield, zorko, treloar with tommy walsh and Cameron bench. Looking to upgrade cameron and move treloar to the bench


I personally would choose pav. I also really like the looks of Leigh Adams.


Pav's run home looks great. he's also pulling out great scores of late. Get on him!

TEX out for 3-4 weeks so you need that upgrade!


Hopefully adaliade will challenge that, don't reckon he deserves a suspension, cheers for the advice


Here's hoping your SC/DT judgement is way better than your football judgement with that call 😉


You are kidding Jack, disgraceful tackle, second time offender and too stupid to learn from hi first suspension!!!

On second thoughts I hope Adelaide challenge and he gets 6 weeks!!!


Wanted to see how some members of the public reckon I'm traveling. Any criticism good/bad is welcome

DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Enright, Birchall, Carazzo, Lake, Clarke (S Shaw, Spurr)

MID: Ablett, Watson, Pendlebury, Selwood, Mitchell, Priddis (Gibson, C Mooney)

RUCK: Jacobs, Giles (Stephenson, Campbell)

FWD: Franklin, Sidebottom, Martin, J Riewoldt, S Johnson, Dangerfield, Zorko (Sexton, Crozier)

Got $268,400 left but only 2 trades


Maybe look at upgrading Giles? You have the cash but abit of a waste of a trade.


Gonna upgrade Clarke and Giles but need to pick the right time to pull the trigger on both

Cheers for ya input pal


I like your team, but hold onto your trades. It's been a lousy year for injuries and you don't want to go into finals with only 1 in case more than one Premium goes down for 2-3 weeks or Franklin, Mitchell, Birchall etc get the Clarkson treatment in the last round before the real finals!


Looking to upgrade Clarke to Newman, but not too sure whether going into the last 8 weeks with 1 trade would be good…if I do that then I can use the money to upgrade Giles to a premium ruck, but then my teams set in stone and would have to hope for no injuries.

Cheers for ya input pal


Take a few weeks off trading..2 trades 8 or so games.? Just a thought


Yeah would be a good idea, cheers pal


Ripping looking team Greatest.

Your 2 trades are sound…maybe Giles to Ryder/Mumford I like your point of difference with Jacobs and only Ruck at Crows.

Geez Zorko trade is a toughie. He is a good goal sneak and Lions like his tough body in the middle. I would hold that trade until finals time.


Yeah cheers, Clarke has to go his last few games before he got dropped were poor, and Giles has hit the wall. Few injuries to anybody and my team will be struggling big time, but gonna take the risk, cheers for ya help pal


Dont do it mate(Trade) with so many rnds left you will fall off the Supercoach Horse Badly…..Reverse the trade(s). You are going to have to suck it up on Martin,Goddard and Dependelbury….They are coming back, Giles you R stuck with for the season with only 2 trades left U got to hold off for season ending injuries,Sorry for the late post I hope you read this and take it on board


What about Jordan Lewis as a POD??


Worst trade ever. Mohr to Goddard. Goddard suspended 2 weeks -_-


Trade down Goddard so i can get Watson in midfield??


Or keep Goddard and Trade Lake down to Yarran then Trade Dickson for Cotchin??


keep goddard. yarran and cotchin yes!


Yarran is an under performer. I have had him form the start of the season. He is a front runner only in a team when it is performing well. He offers nothing when the chips are down. Does not bring others into the game. He has a smile on his face even when Carlton are getting thumped!


Selling Bugg, I would prefer Hanley who will make heaps more money than Carazzo, talk me out of it if you can.


Its not about money coming home to finals. You need a team who can score and Hanley isn't the most consistent but has had a pretty good run home so far. So yeah it depends if he can hold it.


Carazzo is 30 k cheaper and averages more, plus he's dual position, no brained there


7 trades left and $648,800.

Ppl to get rid of- M.. Clarke, S.Shaw, B Ellis, S.Darley, T.Couch, J.Giles, Dpfeifer, A.Kennedy, T.Milera, A.Hall.

Looking at Newman, Carrazo or Beams. Probably wanna go for Beams and another fwd but its hard to pass up the cheap defensive options.


clarke to newman this week… and play around with subbing to trade kennedy or Milera to somehow get carrazzo into your midline. Carrazzo can then be put in your def line after your cows have ripened a bit more. Also, if you have goddard you can sub carrazo with goddard for the two weeks goddard is suspended for.

darley,shaw and ellis still low B/E so hold out there. Beams in a week or two..


Mids are full, could get Carrazo and swing with Goddard whilst suspended but then Goddard or Carrazo will be stuck in the mids as a backup only.


Just use a reserve for Goddard, if he appeals he will only get one week


Not even fazed about Goddard.

Upgrading the others is the priority now.


hey fellas. I have 11 trades left and 200k in the bank.

Over the next few weeks:

Giles – Mumford, Redden – Campbell, Milera – Goodes.

I am also looking for a couple of defenders around the 400k mark to trade out for clarke and Malceski. I have been looking at Newman,Rance,Enright,Broughton

and maybe a few risks;

What do you think about Fisher and Yarran?


Cheers Jock,

I'll keep giles and save a trade. Yarran is extreamly tempting. One Goodes BE is realy low i will trade him in and out goes Milera.

my team now is:


Ablett,Watson,Selwood,Boyd,Priddis,old mac



I've held onto Zaha. And in a few weeks i will trade out old mac to Pavlich, then swap pav into Forward and Sidey or danger to the mid.

I am slo currently 2nd 4th and 5th in my leagues.


Gday Jock,

need some wisdom if possible. The comp I am in offers a fairly hefty prize for being top after the regular season. Currently am equal 2nd (1 off top) and have to play the top and equal in the remaining weeks.

Problem is I have 4 trades and 350k in the bank so am thinking about going for the top prize and letting the finals be as they may.

Whats the verdict on Boyd vs JPK (upgrade from hargraves and goddard into def) and is it worth sticking with Bugg to enable Beams to come in for Porpoise (was going to try and upgrade Bugg as well by bringing in Goodesy when his price drops freeing up more $$).

Keep up the top work. Thanks lads


gentlemen, i have had a fantastic season thanks to you, but my team has had a poor last few weeks. as a result i am barely hanging onto 4th spot and with a very tough draw coming up of 1st, 5th, 2nd, 6th and 3rd. with 2 games separating me from 9th place, i am a real chance of missing the finals. my situation is not critical just yet, but my season is quickly slipping away. i have 4 trades and $106,600 in the bank and considering the following moves

move 1 – do nothing and save prescious trades

move 2 – out big o in campbell, out stanton/brad ebert in watson/swan/j selwood

move 3 – out big o in campbell, out hawkins/cloke in beams

move 4 – out hawkins/cloke in goodes/adams/m.johnson

any help would be much appreciated


cheers for the advice mate.


Cheers Jock,

Am playing a 'lesser sort' this week so your advice as always is very sound.

One question in regards to Kennedy and Boyd, I need a midfield prem around this price (or lower) – guess could also throw Stanton in the mix – who would you grab? Am assuming that they arent gonna get much lower in $$..

Cheers mate


Mate… Call me an old goose but sure as hell Bryce Gibbs will come home with a wet sail… What ya reckon?


Hmm, been burnt by the little bluebagger once before – not keen to go back for more.

What your thoughts Clarke for Goddard (midfield swing) – Orren into Campbell. Gives enough for top notch prem this week…then frees up 250k for Porpoise into someone worth around $600k down the track when needed.

Roll the dice for top spot with 1 trade left! Risky with little chance of success -Just the kind of odds I unfortunately tend to go for!


Hello jock and community, my dilemma is:

2 trades, 111k

I have bugg and marty clarke, goddard out, no decent sub (cam delaney?)

I also have james mcdonald who has been woeful of late, with two trades do i:

Use the trades because they wont gain anymore money (rest of team is pretty well set)

Keep them for injuries (an obvious point)

Who to trade and possibly who for??

Any help would be very much appreciated


Jock and the team

Can’t sleep lads, what to do carrots would be good but for who

Backs – delid, r shaw, h shaw, lake, Scotland , m Johnson, Dempsey, – s shaw, b Ellis

Mids- swan, priddis, Judd, Mitchell, Boyd, Goddard, – j mac, h croizer

Ruck- Giles, hale – redden, Josh Jenkins

Fwds- buddy,porpoise, danger, chappy, zorko, side bottom, okeefe -pfeiffer, pattison,

$263,400 and 6 trades

Jock and Boys any ideas ?? Ps ( I know my ruck is pretty average )


Trade Clarke, hold onto goddard obviously and maybe bugg seems you have limited trades


G'day Jock,

I've just traded M. Clarke for Carrazo but need advice on who to trade T Bugg for!!??

Do I save trades (I have 7 left) or do I downgrade for a cashcow or a solid player for the run home? Help guys!??? I have $25 600 in the bank.

Rest of my backline is-

H. Shaw

A. Carrazo

B. lake

C. Enright

T. Goldsack

J. Patfull

Emerg- B. Ellis, W. Sierakowski.


watch out for Yarran he's 80k cheaper than bugg and has a BE of 29, he could be nice pic


Here is my team, I only have 4 trades left and $170,500

What should I do? Can I please have some advice


 Marty Clarke, Josh Gibson,  Jack Grimes, Brett deledio, Brian lake, Dempsey and  Brendon Goddard – S shaw and S Darley


Dane Swan V 

Joel Selwood C, Jobe Watson,

 Dayne Zorko,  Josh P. Kennedy,

 Lenny Hayes-  Kyal Horsley and 

Stephen Coniglio


Patrick Ryder and Jonathan Giles

–  Billy Longer and  Jarrad Redden 


Forward line

Travis Cloke, Steve Johnson, Luke Dahlhaus,  Patrick Dangerfield, Lance Franklin, Dustin Martin , Jason Porplyzia –  Adam Treloar and  Hayden Crozier 


Get rid of horsely for gibson theres just under 170k extra leaving u 340 to upgrade. And maybe marty clarke for good ol' carrazzo with a be of 41 who can resist


Hey everyone

a forward under 491,700? Already sticking with trading out Clarke for Carrazzo to complete my defence. This trade will complete my forwards, with only Greene in my mid and Zorko in my fwd as rookies on the field. Thanks.


Goodes – In a few weeks he'll be very cheap, 420k

Jordan Lewis 420k – He is a little bit inconsitent because he is sometimes a tagger

Dustin Martin 433k – usually goes big in the last half of the season

Cloke 422k – he isn't very consistent.

That is my knowlede, im probably not the person to lisen to, im only 13.

G unit

Good call mate, probably one of the first three. Goodes or Lewis for mine, as Cloke is all over the place and even though I have Martin I am not sold on him.


First year in the game – first time comment – long time reader!!

Im winning my league, 25k in bank 8 trades left. I'm at a loss as to how to improve my team. Didn't realise that by not having any $$$$ left at the end would make things hard. How can I improve my team???


Goddard, Scotland, Johnson, Davis, Heppell, Bugg (M. clark, Spurr)


Thompson, Ablett, cotchin, Pav, Priddis, Thomas (old Mac, Horsley)


nic-nat, Giles (Jenkins, Big O)


Franklin, Danger, Chappy, Cloke, Hawkins, Zorko, Adams (milera, Smedts)

G unit

Sell at least 1 or 2 of those cash cows on your bench for rookies who are very cheap. Should get you about 400k to spend on your remaining trades.


Does anyone think it is likely crozier will be back?

Lions Den

Please, Please, Please give me feedback.

I've got 4 trades with $225,700.

Deledio, Scotland, Goddard, Birchall, R Murphy, Hargrave, Clarke (Morris, Wilkes)

Ablett, J Selwood, S Mitchell, Boyd, Thompson, Priddis

(Horsley, Couch)

Cox, Giles

(Redden Stephenson)

Franklin, Dangerfield, Pavlich, Zorko, Cloke, Saad, Smedts

(Sexton, Crozier)

I am so tempted to trade!

Clarke —> Carrazzo.

I'm currently sitting 6th, 1st and 2nd are clear of the pack but 3rd-9th is anyone's game, including mine. We're separated by 10%!

What do I do? Do I keep my trades for finals, or push for a top 4 finish? Help Me! Thanks stacks.

G unit

Toss a coin. There will be other defender who will be cheap later in the season when you can possibly spare one of those trades. Whether they are as good as Enright/Carraz is the risk.


Sell Clarke get on to Carrazo or my favorite Johnson (Freo)

Ruc same my team inc reserves

Midfeld almost same as mine

Fwd Same as mine excluding reserves

you only have 4 trades , but I feel your pain…roll the dice and pray to the Footy Gods for injury / suspension free run home to a final berth…Good Luck whatever you decide


G'day community,

what's the best midfielder for under 525k?

Matty Boyd?

Brent Stanton?

Tom Rockliff?



Judd is a SC specialist and the pick of the bunch.


gday jock

need some advice on my backline

delidio, goddard, waters, broughton, lake, dempsey.

delaney and spur

not too fussed with goddard, but very keen to get enright in or even carrazo

who should get the chop?

was thinking between broughton/lake/dempsey

any advice would be appreciated

needs help

anyone know what the go is with dylan shiel?!


Just finished the all star game OUT Cloke In Fev


Who is better to keep until the end of the year  Stephen coniglio or Kyal horsley 


Hey Fellas,

Grab Jordan Lewis now before his Price rises.


Grab Adam Goodes in a few weeks when his price is at rock bottom?!?


G'day Riley, Where do you want to put Lewis Ruck or FWD, I am thinking from your comment it's for Forward line Wait out for Goodes price drop unless your in trouble with your leagues. How many trades have you left? under 5. wait out for Goodes over 5 grab Lewis and downgrade in 2-3 weeks to Goodes